Tag Archive: recession

May 24 2014

Scrimping on women’s pay

Republicans in the Senate blocked a vote on the minimum wage earlier this month — no surprise there. Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee was the only Republican who stood aside. But don’t believe the issue is dead. Democrats will make sure that raising the minimum wage and reducing income inequality will be hot topics all …

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Jul 16 2012

Economic rapture might be around the corner

If the deficit disappears, our economic nightmare might finally come to an end. By Salvatore Babones It’s January 25, 2001, the first week of the Bush presidency and more than half a year before the September 11 attacks. Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan testifies before the Senate Budget Committee, asserting: “If current policies remain in …

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Jan 05 2012

Disenfranchising Voters is Un-American

Buying elections on the one hand and keeping people away from the polls on the other isn’t what our democracy is supposed to be about. By William A. Collins Love my voting, Makes me grin; But these new rules, Won’t let me in. You may not realize just what depths the Republican Party has been …

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Dec 13 2011

Wealth is the Gift that Keeps on Giving

Whether you are religious or secular, make holidays a celebration of family, tradition, and values instead of unsustainable spending and materialism. By Mariko Chang and Dedrick Muhammad The holiday season exerts a lot of pressure to spend what you don’t have and go deeper into debt in the name of “giving.” This year, let us …

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